U.S. considers removing all tariffs for poor nations

The U.S. government said on Friday it is investigating the probable economic effects of eliminating all tariffs and quotas on goods from the world’s least-developed countries (LDCs).   The U.S. International Trade Commission said it would report its findings to […]

UN reports progress towards poverty alleviation, urges increased support for the poorest

  Some of the world’s poorest countries have made impressive gains in the fight against poverty, but the least developed countries still lag in efforts to improve living standards, the United Nations said today in a report showing significant overall […]

MoCS proposes incentive package to boost exports

The Ministry of Commerce and Supplies (MoCS) has proposed to the government an export incentive package that includes among others the recognition of Indian currency (IC) as a convertible currency for providing cash incentives to Nepali exporters and the provision […]

Africa Faces Explosive Population Growth

United Nations — The African continent, which is projected to make significant economic gains over the next decade, is in danger of being weighed down by a dramatic explosion in population growth.   A new study titled “Africa’s Demographic Multiplication”, […]

UNGA plenum okays Istanbul Declaration on LDCs

The 100th plenary meeting of the United Nations General Assembly on Friday adopted a resolution endorsing the Istanbul Declaration and the Program of Action for Least Developed Countries for the Decade 2011-2020. The fourth UN Conference on LDCs held from […]